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Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on outskirts of Bangui, officials said.The rebels are protesting the re-election on Dec. 27 of President Faustin-Archange Touadera. Following...

Central Africa rebels storm town ahead of election results

Central Africa rebels attacked and partially occupied a diamond-mining town on Sunday, four security and humanitarian sources said, a day before authorities are due to declare results of the presidential election.At least five rebels were killed and two army soldiers...

Violence shut 800 polling stations in Central Africa Rep

More than 14% of polling stations in the Central African Republic failed to operate during Sunday’s presidential and legislative election due to armed rebels who attacked voters and barred electoral staff, the electoral commission said on Monday.Around 800 out...

Rwanda bolsters force in Central Africa rep. pushing back rebels

Rwanda has deployed what it called a "protection force" to the Central African Republic after its peacekeepers there were attacked by rebels advancing to the capital, Bangui.The Rwandan and CAR governments have accused ex-President François Bozizé of backing the...

Rwandan UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

A Rwandan United Nations peacekeeper was killed and two others injured in a militia ambush on a convoy in northwest Central African Republic on Monday, the UN said.The attack, in the Nana-Mambéré prefecture, was allegedly carried out by the...

Infighting among ex-Seleka fighters claims 40 in Central African Republic

Militia infighting in Central African Republic (CAR) killed around 40 people over the weekend and forced several hundred from their homes, local authorities said on Tuesday.The bloodshed was some of the worst since armed groups agreed a peace deal...

Former Seleka rebel leader and C. African president Djotodia returns from exile

Former Central African Republic (CAR) rebel leader and president Michel Djotodia returned to Bangui on Friday, exactly six years after quitting as head of state, and pledged to support peace in the troubled country.Djotodia, 71, who resigned 10 months...

0ver 30 killed in clashes between between militia, traders in C. African Republic

At least 30 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and traders in a restive district of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a security source and an imam said Thursday.“Thirty bodies have been brought to the...

Ex-Central African Republic leader Bozize returns from exile

Former Central African President Francois Bozize, who was ousted nearly seven years ago by a coalition of rebel groups, has returned from exile, his political party announced Monday.Bozize intends to address the nation in the coming days, said Bertin...

Flood in Central African Rep leaves at least 28,000 homeless

The worst flooding in two decades in the Central African Republic has left at least 28,000 people homeless, the country's Red Cross said Tuesday, with the government calling the disaster a "huge natural catastrophe".Torrential rains have pounded the country...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...
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